Layered Pastels for Work

Layered pastels for work

Zara dress (old), Boden sweater via Savers, Kate Spade scarf (old, similar here), Amazon socks, Steve Madden shoes

In my last outfit post (read it here), I wrote about how much I love dressing up for work since I go into the office once a week. Whereas I used to mostly wear tiny dresses and tops with jeans at my old office (the dress code was very casual, okay?), I try to maintain a slightly more professional style when I go to my new workplace—although my dresses are definitely not always knee length; see above. One of my main fashion goals since I discovered creators like Carla Rockmore,, and Kate of @readwritethrift is to layer my clothing items as often as possible to create brand new-to-me looks. I used to wear dresses as they were and for a while, Brandy Melville tees were paired with mid-wash blue jeans for my every day outfits. I didn’t have a real style that felt like me until I started combining my pieces like I did with this look of layered pastels! I never knew I could love knit turtleneck dresses before I found this Zara one (and another pink sleeveless one), which is absolutely perfect for styling under and over other clothing items in my closet (remember when I wore my yellow cropped turtleneck top over the dress?). I thought it would be the best base for a layered pastels look, especially when worn underneath this darling frilly Boden sweater I got from Savers for only—can you even believe it—$5!! Boden has quickly become one of my favorite brands as it’s full of incredibly girly and colorful pieces and I never thought I’d find one of their items secondhand for less than $10. I love the way the blue and pink pieces look together and I think the Kate Spade scarf wrapped around my waist as a belt tied (no pun intended) the whole outfit together! Since I’m still in my socks with all types of shoes era, I wore burgundy frilly ones with my white loafers to complete my look.